Daily Haiku / Senryu : Homage (Jun Fujita)


Jun Fujita (1888-1963), photojournalist, poet

Jun Fujita shot
Chicago massacre scene
known too for tanka

Both tankas below by Jun Fujita published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  June 1921.

May Moon
Milky night;
Through the resting trees
A petal —
Falling Continue reading Daily Haiku / Senryu : Homage (Jun Fujita)

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Dignify


no fancy label
dignified at birth; simple
love my lived-in jeans


Daily Prompts
The Daily Post

happy child by Greyerbaby
copyright license 8/26/2017 CC0 Creative Commons

Amazon: one of the things I love about a great pair of jeans is they never die; they just get reconstructed.

A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends

Injeanious: 52 Ways to DIY Denim

Denim Revolution: Dozens of Ways to Turn Denim Cast-Offs into Fashion Must-Haves

jeans backpack

Continue reading Daily Haiku / Senryu : Dignify

Daily Haiku / Senryu : Lurch


“How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.”  ― quote by Robert Southey

quelled by his grimace
fearful strangers never glimpse
Lurch’s gentleness Continue reading Daily Haiku / Senryu : Lurch

Haiku : Shimmering sunsets, senryu and wild geese


lingering sunset
luscious memories shimmer
even as they fade

haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Georgia told me about the Daily Post putting out a daily prompt each day.  A single word to kickoff people’s creativity.  I thought I’d give it a shot but as a daily haiku or senryu.  Or I might do a tanka which is 5-7-5-7-7 so five lines.

I loved Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara (got it when I taught English in Japan in my 20s).  At age 25, she revitalized the tanka when her poetry captured modern love and life in sharp bites as her emotions pingpong from joy to sorrow.

Continue reading Haiku : Shimmering sunsets, senryu and wild geese